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2021 – Issue 1

power generation

Meeting the challenges of new power generation: Decarbonise, decentralise and digitise

How easily can small and decentralised renewable energy sources be integrated seamlessly into the network to replace fossil fuel-based generation?
talent innovation Africa

Initiate! accelerates talent in Africa’s innovation eco-system

As utilities modernise so too comes the opportunity for the next generation of tech and young talent to play a role in facilitating innovation and change in Africa.
Kaizen energy

Applying Kaizen to the energy space

How can Kaizen, the Sino-Japanese word for improvement, be applied more rigorously and more effectively throughout the power and energy industry?
Nigeria agribusiness

Nigeria: Where solar power meets agricultural markets

The agribusiness sector is constantly innovating, constantly doing things that will improve it, make it better, and solar drying systems are just the beginning states Habiba Ali from Sosai in Nigeria.
Africa energy and power sector

A snapshot of Africa’s energy and power sector

Is this assessment of Africa's energy and power sector realistic, and more importantly, how has it changed over the past 25 years?
Gauteng electricity

Distribution transformer health assessments

To properly assess the transformer’s health, the monitoring system must perform physical measurements and analyse the results in the context of given environmental conditions.
Tank Industries partnership

Partnership sees cable accessories firm stride into Southern Africa

Tank's General Manager, Clive Maasch, responds to questions regarding the significance of being appointed the sole distributor of TE Connectivity’s Raychem products in Southern Africa.
last-mile customers

The challenge of reaching last-mile customers

Delivering last-mile grid connections to homes, businesses, and public facilities such as health clinics and schools is complex and financially and logistically challenging.
Toshiba EGLA

Why EGLAs are a smart solution for stable power supply

With increased environmental considerations, power line designers turn to concepts such as Externally Gapped Line Arresters (EGLAs) that reduce the footprint of structures while fortifying networks to perform at the highest level of reliability.

Is there renewed hope for biogas projects in South Africa?

Amongst the South African government's strategic objectives to achieve the prevention of waste is the diversion of organic waste from landfill through composting and the recovery of energy.